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The Colts have ruled LB Shaquille Leonard and EDGE Kwity Paye out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Leonard had surgery for his broken nose. We'll see about his availability beyond this week. Paye is dealing with a high-ankle sprain.

Colts HC Frank Reich said Friday afternoon that RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) "has a chance to play" vs. the Jaguars this weekend. We're waiting for Indianapolis' final injury report, but it sounds like Taylor will be listed as questionable. Stay tuned.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. We'll see how that ankle responds and what he's able to do on Friday. RB Nyheim Hines (concussion) remained limited on Thursday.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Frank Reich said after last Thursday night's win over Denver that he was "optimistic" Taylor would be back for Week 6, but he's not off to a good start. We'll see if JT can get back on the practice field tomorrow.

Colts HC Frank Reich said after Thursday night's win over the Broncos that he's "optimistic" RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) can return next week, per The Athletic's Zak Keefer. We'll keep an eye on Taylor's practice participation next week, as well as Nyheim Hines' after he sustained a concussion.

Colts DT DeForest Buckner (elbow) was listed as a full practice participant every day this week and carries no injury designation into Thursday night's game against the Broncos. That's good news, because he didn't practice at all last week and then played just 35% of the snaps in the loss to Tennessee. That's less than half of Buckner's usual playing time. It appears we should expect something at least much closer to the full version of Buckner this week.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday night's game vs. the Broncos. He was always a long shot to play on the short week. Taylor's injury reportedly isn't serious, so he should have a shot to return for Week 6. JT's absence in Denver will leave the Colts with RBs Nyheim Hines, Deon Jackson and Phillip Lindsay, who's expected to be elevated from the practice squad. When Taylor missed Week 12 of the 2020 season, Hines played 65% of the offensive snaps and handled 10 carries and 10 targets.

The Colts still consider RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle, toe) "up in the air" for Thursday night's game vs. the Broncos, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Wednesday morning. Taylor is hoping to play, and it sounds like he'll come down to a game-time decision.

Colts LB Shaquille Leonard suffered a broken nose in addition to his concussion in Sunday's loss to the Titans. HC Frank Reich said Tuesday that issue might keep Leonard out beyond his concussion recovery but that the team won't know until "significant swelling subsides," according to ESPN's Stephen Holder. We'll see about that return timeline. In the meantime, LB Zaire Franklin continues as a full-timer next to Bobby Okereke.

Colts HC Frank Reich isn't ruling RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) out for Thursday night's game vs. the Broncos just yet. Taylor is hoping to go through pregame warmups before making the final call. "You want to use as much time as possible to see," Taylor said. "On a short week you have to use all the time that you have." We'll see how Indianapolis lists him on tomorrow's final injury report.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that further testing on the injured ankle of Colts RB Jonathan Taylor came back negative and that Taylor "has a chance" to play Thursday night against the Broncos. We'll track his progress throughout the short week. Nyheim Hines obviously isn't a direct replacement for the much larger Taylor but would be our top fantasy bet in that backfield if Taylor misses the game.

Scans on RB Jonathan Taylor's injured ankle "came back clean," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "But TBD on availability given the short turnaround," Rapoport adds. It sounds like Taylor avoided a significant ankle injury -- but that he's iffy for Thursday night's game vs. the Broncos. We'll keep a close eye on his status over the next few days.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter adds that Taylor "has a chance" to play against Denver.

Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports that Colts LB Shaquille Leonard and DL Tyquan Lewis will miss Thursday's game against the Broncos because of concussions they suffered in Sunday's loss to the Titans. We'll see about the availability of both players for Week 6 (vs. Jacksonville).

Colts QB Matt Ryan threw for a season-high 356 yards and 2 TDs in Sunday's loss to the Titans. He spread the ball around. TE Mo Alie-Cox, WR Alec Pierce and WR Michael Pittman tied for the target lead with 6 apiece. Alie-Cox caught all of his for 85 yards and both TDs. Pierce caught 4 balls for 80 yards. Pittman was limited to 3 catches for 31 yards. TE Kyle Granson and WR Parris Campbell also hauled in 4 receptions apiece. Challenging matchups with Denver and Jacksonville lie ahead the next 2 weeks.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the "belief" is that Colts RB Jonathan Taylor's ankle injury is "not overly serious, nothing major, nothing that will keep him off the field for a while." Rapoport does insinuate that Taylor might not be available for Thursday night's game vs. the Broncos. But consider it good news if he ends up missing just 1 game. We should learn more later today. Taylor endured a quiet fantasy outing -- 43 total yards on 20 carries and 1 catch -- before Sunday's injury.

Colts RB Jonathan Taylor got his left ankle rolled up on during Sunday's loss to the Titans and "will have tests imminently to make sure there is no major damage," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The schedule will do Taylor no favors, with the Colts taking on the Broncos on Thursday night. We'll update Taylor's status as soon as we know more. If he can't play vs. Denver, Indianapolis would be down to RBs Nyheim Hines, Deon Jackson and D'Vonte Price.

Update: The Colts "fear" a high-ankle sprain for Taylor, according to The Athletic's Zak Keefer.

Colts LB Shaquille Leonard left his 1st appearance of the season in the 1st half with a concussion. That almost certainly means Leonard will also miss Thursday night's game against the Broncos. We'll see about his progress through the league protocol. LB Zaire Franklin will return to elevated playing time in Leonard's absence.

Colts LB Shaquille Leonard (knee) is active for the 1st time this season and ready to play against the Titans. HC Frank Reich cautioned this week that Leonard isn't back to 100%, so we'll see if they limit his role. But it appears the team has been cautious in working the veteran back. So we're willing to risk Leonard in IDP lineups. DT DeForest Buckner (elbow) is also active after entering the day questionable.

Colts DT DeForest Buckner (elbow) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans. We'll check his status Sunday morning, but make sure you have another option available for your IDP lineup. S Julian Blackmon (ankle) has been ruled out.

Colts LB Shaquille Leonard is questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans after what HC Frank Reich called "three pretty good days" of practice, according to Reich said Leonard won't be back to 100% even if he plays and that they'll have to determine whether he can play "at a high level" in spite of the injury. We'll see about his status Sunday morning. Leonard will be risky in his return, but the ceiling is high enough to be on him in most cases if the player and team deem him well enough to play after 3 weeks down.

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